LearnUFT courses for Paraprofessionals

LearnUFT is proud to offer professional learning courses open to paraprofessionals, including many specifically designed to meet their needs. Remember that only paraprofessionals who hold a Level III teaching assistant certificate are required to collect Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) hours. Level III teaching assistant certificate holders are required to collect and track 100 PD CTLE hours in each five-year cycle. Of those 100 hours, 15 hours must be in the area of instruction for English language learners.

Upcoming sessions
  • Universal Design for Learning: Strategies to Support All Learners (LearnUFT Brooklyn)
    April 13, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for Brooklyn teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will explore the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL); make the connection between student engagement and achievement; and build a toolkit of strategies to support student engagement. Participants will receive two CTLE hours.

  • First Things First (LearnUFT Queens)
    April 13, 2019 - 11:30am - 1:30pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for Queens teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will examine beliefs about home language and culture to ensure the whole child comes into the classroom; consider the value of strengthening the child's first language to foster learning and develop proficiency in English; and explore strategies to scaffold instruction for children in the classroom in order to increase access to content. Participants will receive two CTLE hours.

  • First Things First (LearnUFT Brooklyn)
    April 13, 2019 - 12:15pm - 2:15pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for Brooklyn teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will examine beliefs about home language and culture to ensure the whole child comes into the classroom; consider the value of strengthening the child's first language to foster learning and develop proficiency in English; and explore strategies to scaffold instruction for children in the classroom in order to increase access to content. Participants will receive two CTLE hours.

  • The Learning is in the Struggle: A Mindset for Mathematical Success (LearnUFT Brooklyn)
    April 13, 2019 - 12:15pm - 2:15pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for Brooklyn teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will learn about the growth mindset; experience how the mindset connects to math teaching and learning; and solve math problems and design activities that promote productive math struggle. Participants will receive two CTLE hours.

  • Clone of Universal Design for Learning: Strategies to Support All Learners (LearnUFT Brooklyn)
    April 13, 2019 - 12:15pm - 2:15pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for Brooklyn teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will explore the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL); make the connection between student engagement and achievement; and build a toolkit of strategies to support student engagement. Participants will receive two CTLE hours.

  • Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques (Component 3B) (LearnUFT High Schools)
    May 2, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Questioning is at the heart of teaching and learning. This workshop will focus on ways educators can refine their questioning techniques in order to create a more student-centered classroom. We will also discuss questioning strategies designed to differentiate content for all students. Strategies educators can use to help students generate their own questions will also be discussed. Two CTLE hours will be awarded.

  • Engaging Students in Learning Using 21st-Century Technology (Component 3C) (LearnUFT High Schools)
    May 16, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Student engagement in learning is integral to a successful classroom. This workshop will address ways educators can promote critical thinking and analysis in a manner that is both engaging and rigorous for students. Particular attention will be paid to the strategies teachers can use that open the information portal to authentic learning across all disciplines. This course is only open for participants in need of CTLE credits.

  • Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) (LearnUFT Middle School)
    May 16, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will develop knowledge of the six co-teaching approaches while gaining an appreciation of the importance of a strong co-teaching partnership. Opportunities will be provided to use new learnings to prepare for classroom instruction. Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credits are available.

  • UFT Spring Education Conference
    May 18, 2019 - 7:00am - 3:00pm

    At this year's UFT Spring Education Conference, attendees will enjoy breakfast, a town hall, exhibits, new workshops and a gala luncheon. Two CTLE hours are available to those who attend the workshops.

  • Using Assessment in Instruction (LearnUFT High Schools)
    May 23, 2019 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    In this LearnUFT workshop for high school teachers and paraprofessionals, participants will become familiar with innovative and engaging student-centered assessment strategies. We will explore methods of checking for understanding designed to both challenge students and help them meet their learning targets. Additional topics to be discussed include: creating student-friendly rubrics, providing quality feedback, and developing methods of student self-assessment. Two CTLE hours will be awarded.

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